These Nigerian actors and actresses have expanded their horizons, starred in some high-budget Hollywood films and have earned respect among actors, directors and producers in Hollywood.
Who are these actors making Nigeria proud all over the world? Read them below:
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
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The award-winning actor has indeed made a mark in Hollywood with his humble nature and unstoppable energy.
Born in 1977 in London, he was born to a family of a doctor and pharmacist. He survived a bad accident when he was 11 and his father was killed in that unfortunate accident.
He started acting at the age of 13 and later, joined the National Youth Theatre. Some of his most notable works are Serenity, 2012, Doctor Strange, Half of a Yellow Sun, 12 Years a Slave, Dirty Pretty Things. He is also the elder brother to CNN correspondent, Zain Asher.
- David Oyelowo
He was born in England, Oxford to be precise. He won a scholarship at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and completed his training in 1998.
He was a respectable figure in Hollywood who has starred in movies such as Brothers and Sisters, Gringo, Tomorrow La Scala, Maisie Raine. He has also played role in some TV shows and films. He was the voice actor for the “Star Wars” Episode 7 and IT in Twinkle in Time.
- Nonso Anozie
An English actor born in 1979 to Nigerian parents, he has made outstanding roles as Samson in miniseries “The Bible” and Xaro Xhoan Daxos in popular series, “Game of Thrones.”
He has also had roles in popular shows such as “Doctor Who” and was featured in multiple Hollywood movies.
- John Boyega
Born in 1992 in London, he first rose to prominence in 2011 when he got a role in the sci-fi comedy movie, “Attack the Block.” He also received a role in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015.
He has also featured in some notable movies such as “Imperial Dreams” and “Half of a Yellow Sun.”
- Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Born in 1962, he is of British-Nigerian origin and he has one of the most unique on-screen voice.
He has starred in TV film “24: Redemption” and other movies such as “Big Fellas”, “The Fourth Kind”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “Girl Soldier”, “Darfur”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, and many others. He has also featured in Nigerian movies such as “Black November” and “Last Flight to Abuja.”
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